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Vision revealed/ Port Douglas’ newest $300 million resort proposal

Port Douglas to be home to Australia’s First Accor Fairmont Hotel. Innovative luxury property developer, Chiodo, has announced its appointment of Accor Fairmont as the chosen hotel operator of the new $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port Douglas, and revealed its vision for the project.

Port Douglas is to be home to Australia’s First Accor Fairmont Hotel. Innovative luxury property developer, Chiodo, has announced its appointment of Accor Fairmont as the chosen hotel operator of the new $300 million luxury resort, Fairmont Port Douglas, and revealed its vision for the project.

Fairmont Port Douglas will boast 253 glamorous rooms, several restaurants and bars, a decadent day spa, a treetop walk and panoramic conference and wedding facilities, all designed around resort-style pools and built to blend seamlessly with nature. From the organic architecture to copious green spaces and natural light, the resort brings nature close, with butterfly nets above the children’s swimming pool, an intimate lobby inspired by birds’ nests and verdant tropical gardens.

Thanks to Accor’s strong credentials in the Indigenous space, the hotel is also looking to work with the local Kuku Yalanji community, traditional owners of the land, to provide Indigenous Welcome to Culture and Smoking Ceremonies for special events. The Fairmont Spa will also offer treatments using traditional local ingredients to help guests immerse in the unique culture of the destination.


Nestled in a stunning location on the edge of two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest – the new Fairmont Port Douglas will be the first of its kind, in that it will be locally focused yet globally artistic, cultivating a celebration of the planet, sustainability and humanity.


The first hotel in the region to achieve Ecotourism Australia’s Eco Destination Certificate, the hotel has been recognised for its strong environmental credentials, winning the Communities & Culture Award at the Sustainable Destinations Awards in March 2020, even before opening.
“We are excited to bring the extraordinary Fairmont brand to Australia and are confident that Fairmont Port Douglas will deliver a new level of luxury and sophistication to one of the country’s most glamorous resort towns,” said Simon McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Pacific.


“Our vision is to deliver an environmental hotel that still encapsulates the hallmarks of a luxury hotel and Accor clearly shares the same passion that we have at Chiodo Corporation for Port Douglas itself…“We both share a love for Port Douglas and its community, and we will jointly push hard to bring Port Douglas the bling factor that it had 15 years ago, where world leaders go to play golf and Hollywood celebrities go for vacations.”

Chiodo Principal, Paul Chiodo


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